The new adaptations make it easier to move equipment. It also means that contractors no longer need heavy trailers, on which there are severe legal restrictions.
The adaptations can be built onto most 3.5 tonne vehicles such as Transit vans. They use honeycomb aluminium and have a unique design, which raises and lowers the body with air suspension. Because the body can be lowered, operators can use relatively short ramps, making it possible to move equipment around smaller sites.
In the past, it has been relatively easy to steal trailers, which means that they are liability for many firms. Roadload believes that their adaptations will be a cost effecitve alternative.
For on-site storage and security Extraspace, which specialises in portable buildings, is promoting the new Expandavault – a secure store designed for protecting expensive tools and equipment.
Each vault is 1200mm long and comes with two security deadlocks. It has an anti-jemmy lid with special reinforcing bars and gas springs for ease of opening. The vaults are available in four colours.